Big Payday for Title IX Advocate

Jury finds Cal State Fresno retaliated against a former coach for defense of gender equity law -- and awards her $5.85 million.

California's Regulatory Meltdown

When a California bureau charged with regulating the state’s for-profit institutions closed down July 1, the concept of “state approval” became theoretical, if only for a short time.

Contested Campus in Chinatown

City College of San Francisco's proposal to build a 244-foot-tall building engages immigrant community while enraging those who say it will loom over historic districts.

Significant Victory for Students or Small Potatoes?

California attorney general heralds Corinthian Colleges' $6.5 million settlement over company's practices, but consumer advocates criticize it.

A Quid Pro Quo Gone Wrong?

Ousted president of New College of California admits special treatment for student who promised a $1 million gift. Were grades bought?

Search for Consensus in California

Debate over regulating for-profit colleges seems as intractable as ever as two new proposals for overseeing the sector circulate.

New Plan to Limit Tobacco-Funded Research

Compromise proposal emerges at U. of California, with regents' vote scheduled this week -- but critics still see potential infringements on academic freedom.

New Legal Challenge for Accreditation

A "tentative" federal court order suggests that states can't favor one regional accreditor over another -- and could complicate the California for-profit college debate.

Schwarzenegger Vetoes DREAM Bill for Immigrant Students

Governor also vetoes bill sought to pressure publishers to lower textbook prices, but signs competing bill that publishers backed.

More Money -- at What Cost?

A ballot initiative in California seeks to modify the funding formula for community colleges, but some question whether it would compound budget problems.


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